The cut of the diamond is sometimes confused with the shape of the diamond. Most round diamonds are cut with fifty eight facets or flat surfaces. Diamonds are usually 'good cut or make' to increase its scintillation and dispersion. Diamonds are cut into various shapes from square to oval, from marquise to triangular and on and on. It is a matter of personal preference on which shape to choose from. It is the work of a master cutter that allows the diamond to be cut in such a way as to permit the maximum amount of light to be reflected through the diamond.
What is ideal? There are several opinions on what an ideal cut diamond really is. When a diamond's width to depth, size of table and facet angles are within certain parameters, it can be classified as being Ideal Cut.
Keep in mind that non-round brilliant cut diamonds usually do not have their measurements listed in such detail as they are considered fancy cut diamonds with very loose tolerances.
Of the four C's, color and cut are considered the two most important characteristics of a diamond. We suggest not to compromise on color by selecting a color of H to I or better.